Music & Entertainment
Nashville is known around the world as Music City. With a diverse music and creative industry which includes all genres, Nashville has the highest concentration of music industry establishments in the nation. Nashville's music and entertainment industry is a combination of global corporations, small businesses and independent artists, songwriters and musicians, and includes music performance, composition, distribution, promotion, production, training and education, artists' rights groups, music organizations, live music venues and equipment. Why be anywhere else? Download our music and entertainment industry brochure.
iHeartRadio is excited to be part of the Nashville community! This is such a vital city that has all the elements we are looking for – rapid growth in the tech space, a huge historical connection to music, local colleges and universities that provide a great talent base, and other passionate, tech savvy talent, who continue to flock to this hip and developing market for its quality of life and exciting career opportunities.
Nashville's Music Industry
- $15.9 billion industry within the Nashville MSA
- $5.5 billion local impact
- 190 recording studios, 130 music publishers and 80 record labels in the Nashville region
- 60,000 music industry jobs in the Nashville area
- 4x more music industry employment than any other city in the U.S.
Music City Music Council
The Music City Music Council, a partnership among the Nashville Mayor's Office, the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp., is an association of business leaders charged by the mayor with developing strategies toward heightening the awareness and development of Nashville as the global Music City. For more information about the Council, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Music and Entertainment Industry Workforce
SOURCE: EMSI, 2019
||# OF EMPLOYEES||AUSTIN||# OF EMPLOYEES||ATLANTA||# OF EMPLOYEES||CHARLOTTE||# OF EMPLOYEES||DENVER||# OF EMPLOYEES|
|Arts, design, entertainment and media occupations||$32.57||26,645||$29.84||28,822||$28.16||66,663||$28.11||20,810||$28.31||35,219|
|Audio and video equipment technicians||$24.72||1,515||$20.30||937||$22.64||2,433||$27.32||646||$25.01||829|
|OCCUPATION||NASHVILLE||# OF EMPLOYEES||INDIANAPOLIS||# OF EMPLOYEES||PHOENIX||# OF EMPLOYEES||RALEIGH||# OF EMPLOYEES||TAMPA||# OF EMPLOYEES|
|Arts, design, entertainment and media occupations||$32.57||26,645||$25.87||19,380||$27.02||38,672||$28.64||12,412||$24.53||23,450|
|Audio and video equipment technicians||$24.72||1,515||$19.04||818||$23.27||1,499||$24.11||252||$17.96||741|
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